This eggsellent art project is the perfect developmentally appropriate opportunity for children to have fun and get messy, all while creating beautiful Easter decorations. Children young and old can enjoy creating this simple masterpiece. With a just few household items, you will be ready to begin. Here are the directions for making Eggsellent Easter Art:
First, you will want to gather the materials. You will need:
- Transparent tape
- Paper towel
- White paper (8″ x 11″)
- Optional: black marker
You can either draw the outline of an egg on the white paper yourself, or you can print one online.
Once you have the white paper with an outline of an egg ready to go, you can begin taping. Cut several pieces of tape longer than the width of the egg. Start at the top, and make a linear design with the tape by layering and criss-crossing the pattern. Keep in mind, that when your child is done painting, you will wipe the paint off of the tape to reveal the design.
Next, you can begin painting. I recommend selecting a few colors for your child to choose from. This is because if too many colors are mixed together, the egg may turn out brown or black. For our egg, we used purple, yellow, green, and blue. This is the fun part, so get messy and make some art!
After the painting is complete, let the egg begin to dry for a few minutes. Then, take a damp piece of paper towel and carefully wipe the paint off of the strips of tape only. It should wipe off easily. When you are finished with this step, the white of the paper should be showing through from under the transparent tape.
Finally, you are ready to cut around the exterior outline of the egg. Voila! There you have it, you completed your Eggsellent Easter Art. You can frame it, use it as spring decorations or even put it in the Easter basket.